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Jarrett Mickens
2009-10 Men's Track & Field
EVENTS
Jumps/Sprints
YR.
Jr./Jr./Jr.
HOMETOWN
Aurora, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Waubonsie Valley
Jarrett Mickens

2010: One of Valpo’s best runners and jumpers as a junior … ranked among Crusaders’ best sprinters during the indoor season in the 200m (23.60) … recorded second-best indoor triple jump in team history (46’4¼”) at the Chicagoland Championships … led Valpo in the long jump with a distance of 22’4” in the indoor season for the fourth-longest jump all-time … paced Valpo in the outdoor season in the triple jump (47’3”) and long jump (23’10¼”), reaching second all-time in Crusader history in both categories … won the triple jump three times and the long jump once in the outdoor campaign … Horizon League runner-up in triple jump during the indoor season and the long jump in the outdoor season … also anchored season’s best 4x100m relay team at Polar Bear Invitational (45.60) … two-time Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week … named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters … honored as 2009-10 Valpo Male Athlete of the Year by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

2009: Saw action in the jumps and the sprints for the Crusaders … paced Valpo in both the long jump (20’4 ¼”) and triple jump (43’4 ¼”) during indoor season … also ranked among Crusaders’ top sprinters indoors, posting Valpo’s best times in the 200m (23.31) and 400m (53.71) dashes and ranking second in the 60m dash (7.35) … posted top time of 11.84 in the 100m dash during outdoor campaign … registered team-best long jump of 19’8 ¼” outdoors, while ranking second on the team in the triple jump (40’7 ½”) … named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters.

2008: Moved into fourth in Crusader history in the triple jump both indoors (44’0 3/4”, Chicagoland) and outdoors (44’8”, Hillsdale Gina Relays) ... posted a runner-up finish in the triple jump indoors at the Findlay Classic ... finished second in the triple jump outdoors at both the Ted Haydon Invitational and the Puma Invitational ... paced Valpo both indoors (21’2”, at Milwaukee) and outdoors (21’6”, Hillsdale Gina Relays) in the long jump as well as a freshman ... also competed in the sprints for the Crusaders.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Warriors ... qualified for the indoor state meet ... an All-Conference and All-Sectional performer ... also received Academic All-Conference accolades.

Personal: Jarrett is the son of Warren and Joyce Mickens … major is biology … has earned Presidential academic honors during his time at Valpo … born April 14, 1989.

2009-10 Men's Track & Field
Nick BabbittThrows5th/Sr./Sr.
Chris BednarczykDistanceJr./Jr./So.
Nathan BluhmDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Blane BowenDistanceSo./So./Fr.
Wally BradfordDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Chris BradleySprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Keith ButtonDistanceJr./So./So.
David CarterDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Taylor DeloyeSprintsSo./Fr./Fr.
Nick FaganDistanceSo./Fr./So.
Bryan GillDistance5th/Sr./Sr.
Joel HartenbergerDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Chris HovanJumpsSo./Fr./Fr.
Joe JohnsonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Pat JohnsonDistanceSo./Fr./Fr.
Mike KashSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Chris LechnerDistanceSr./Jr./Sr.
Vince LiuzzoMultisSo./So./So.
Jarrett MickensJumps/SprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Mack MorrisDistanceSo./So./Fr.
Jordan PiaskowyDistanceSo./So./So.
Alex RahnHurdlesFr./Fr./Fr.
Andrew RixonThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Bill RixonThrowsSo./So./So.
Ryan RuppelSprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Caleb SchmalDistanceSo./So./So.
Derek SchnakeDistanceSo./So./So.
Steve SchubertJumpsJr./Jr./Jr.
Eric SlenkSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Joe SpitzzeriSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Ryan StegengaThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Charlie WalesaJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana